Hang in there still waiting mamas! I swear I really didn't think she was comin, and here she is.
Feb 25th to March 4th Chat Thread - Page 5
Hey Camo..been looking around for any news from you...hoping that things are well and your little bundle is on the way soon. I have to say that the herbal induction method that you sent me started my labor off really well. Hugs!
That's good to hear! If I don't have any luck this week, I think I'll give that a try on Thursday or so. Thanks again for reporting back!
Congrats buko and kat!
Time is going by so quickly these days! Mila is now 9lbs, 3 oz at exactly 2 weeks old, growing exceptionally well and I'm exhausted but happy. This past weekend was really dark, though, and I had several emotional breakdowns and really had it out with DH when he opted to go out to a bar with a co-worker immediately after work and came home three hours later completely drunk, even though he knew that I had been falling apart all day. He feels sufficiently bad about his selfish behaviour and says he learned his lesson, but we will have a serious conversation about our future if he does something like that again.
Having a baby is freaking hard!
Teles- have you got all the tips?
I'm not sure what you mean by tips.
It started on Monday night at around 9pm when DH got home and I tried to lay down for a nap and could not get warm for the life of me. I was wearing three shirts, thick sweatpants, two pairs of socks, and curled up under the duvet and a thick blanket and I was still shivering and felt sick to my stomach if I had to so much as stand up. My temperature climbed from 37.3 to 39.1 overnight and by the morning I felt like grim death and my right breast was extremely sore and looked like it was engorged but I couldn't seem to get it empty, even with pumping. When the angry red splotch started to appear, I knew right away what it was so I went to the doctor for antibiotics. I waited a full 24 hours before starting the meds in the hopes that I could manage it without the drugs, but there was no way and everything was getting worse.
Taking care of a newborn alone with a fever ranks as one of the most challenging experiences of my life so far.
i had a friend who LIVED w/ cabbage leaves in her bra. she had a few constant cases of chronic mastitis and she swore that salad in her bras (even radicchio one time) really helped drain her ducts. ????
so so sorry for you mamas suffering!!! sick and feverish w/ baby is insanely miserable.
and teles- that SUCKS. we were in grad school w/ my first, so my husband was gone all day at school, then had a nighttime job in the restaurant and it was really really hard. and if he ever wanted to 'go out' for the evening, i was not very understanding.... it was so hard b/c my first was very demanding and had to be in my arms all day. so when hubby came home to change for work, i'd hand him the baby, make myself something to eat (baby was opposed to me eating), and or grab a shower. and it seemed like we were never all together and rested and enjoying each other.....